Popular broadcaster in Ibadan, Oriyomi Hamzat, 37, and four others have been remanded in Agodi prison for alleged murder.
They were arraigned at the Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan on Tuesday.
Idowu Ibrahim ,27; Mohammed Bashir, 31; Taiwo Olaronke ,23; and Yusuf Toheeb Ajisafe, 23, were the four others arraigned alongside Hamzat on a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder.
The prosecutor, Sunday Fatola, told the court that the accused persons unlawfully caused the death of a 17-year-old simply identified as Peter by inflicting an injury on his head and body.
The prosecutor said Peter, who had been an inmate in a home set up by the “Make a Future Alive Initiative” owned by Mr. Hamzat, was found dead in the facility.
Mr. Fatola said the alleged offences were committed on July 21 at about 4 a.m. at the facility located at Oremeji Agugu in Ibadan.
He said the offences contravened Sections 324 and 316 and were punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol II, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.
The court, however, did not take the plea of the accused and the Chief Magistrate, Abdulateef Adebisi, remanded the accused in Agodi prison.
Mr. Adebisi adjourned the case till September 5 for mention after ordering the duplication of the case file for a copy to be sent to the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.